It was a rainy, gloomy day. One might say today was ugly.
Me? I thought it was a great day! I chose to be happy.
Why? How does one CHOOSE to be happy?
Because it was a great day for Henrietta, our badass duck!
Why is Henrietta such a badass?
That’s still a story for another day. But, here’s what Henrietta did today. . .
Henrietta was happy. She played in the puddles. She ate some worms. She quacked at me a little. She spent quality time with her friends the steer calves. She nested with them. Then she visited her big steer friends. They greet her warmly every morning. She had a great day. It was a day for the ducks.
Like Henrietta, today, I choose to be happy. About a year ago, I started limiting my time around negative people. In the past few months, I have made a conscious effort to spend more time with my friends from college who have made me a better person, who have been a positive influence on my life personally and professionally. I go out once a month with the “Real Farm Wives of Berks County and Friends.”
And that, my friends, has made all the difference! 🙂
Work has been challenging. I’m over my head in grants, and I still have people calling me and asking for grants to buy a farm. (!!?!?!) And I still can’t figure out budgets. Dang budgets.
Dude, if there were grants to BUY a FARM, I wouldn’t be answering the phone. I’d be at home farming with Farmer Lee. Are you kidding, by the way? I hope so. Please tell me you’re kidding.
I laugh anyway.
I choose to be happy. 🙂